Military history: How fighters of the Second World War

It is a warship of the fighters and effective equipment. Even the most severe “Rambo” with a grub. But it still needs to find, cook, deliver. It wasn’t always been the case World War II? Although not necessary to submit. We’d better tell you briefly about this.

The difference in approach

Anonymous image of the old war films of the hungry and emaciated brave Soviet defenders. But in fact, it was not quite so.

So, for a start, the Germans were not so well-fed and contented. Wehrmacht soldier’s daily rate. Breakfast is a sandwich filling. If possible, you can enjoy huge portions. With meat / canned food, of course. That is, winter, another “victorious offensive”, and the soldiers. Oh yeah, sweetheart tea Plus, there is almost no fish and vegetables. It was not formally well-fed and staffed, but in fact it was hungry.

Soviet soldiers, however, had no better. Yes, it’s a bit simpler, since it’s close to the rears, it’s still not working. Yes, and nutritional standards are diverse and quite sufficient for a comfortable life. In fact, the soldier should be accounted for 2 varieties of bread, various vegetables, canned fish and meat, milk, sugar, cigarettes. Here are just a little came. It is a scandal. But even in such a situation Well, in general, it wasn’t particularly good. However, civilians had a lot worse than the military. But this is a topic for a separate article.

It turns out. Hentay girlfriend, his girlfriend, his girlfriend position. And both sides actively exploited the surrounding areas. And when the Soviet army went on the offensive, it became even worse. Where do you want to go? Yes, and the retreating troops were actively adhered to the tactics of “scorched earth”. However, it wasn’t a streamline, but the whole division turned out to be a food stream. Worst of all, it was those who were surrounded. Aviation food delivery is a pure lottery. The Soviet troops have been deployed to the fullest extent. And, frankly, they did it more decently than the Wehrmacht. Without excesses, of course, did not.

Front 100 grams

Extremely interesting and controversial topic, to be honest. Back in 1940, during the Soviet-Finnish war, as requested Commissar K. Voroshilova, 100 grams of vodka. And tankers – 200 grams, and the pilots – 100 grams of brandy. During World War II This is the 100th line of airfields. But then this rule was cut. Before the battle.

If you want to go ahead, go ahead, go ahead, go back, go back, go back, go back. The norms were again corrected. It’s not a problem. “Narkomovskie 100 grams”

I get 100 grams consumed only Experienced fighters preferred to use it. Mostly newcomers drank in the hope that their fear would be dulled. Add it to the adequacy of the behavior.

Tankists were not supposed to drink at all. Moreover, since it was an accidental spark, it couldn’t be ignored. The pilots also very soon stopped pouring just before departure. As for the classic “100 grams for shot down,” it was not a mass practice. This kind of “reward” came from a private order.


It was clear that the mobile field since the time of the First World War wasn’t always up. And the fighters have to starve. An emergency is a matter of course. This concept suhpayka began to actively develop and adapt to the current needs of the army. The result is something called “Iron diet“Because it couldn’t have been food for a long time.

With the German soldiers, this was all good. Each fighter had with him “reduced ration“- 1 can of canned food and 1 pack of crackers. But it was possible only by the order of the commander. In addition, there were 2 canned meat and soup concentrate . That is, it was possible to live somehow.

Allies, especially Americans, with dry rations MRE were laid. But then it was called “Ration #“Even then, these rations have been varied in terms of safety. dry soldering.

But in the Soviet army with dry rations there was trouble no, they were formally. Moreover, it was a good amount. But … But in practice, any one received dry dog immediately eaten, even despite the orders of the command.


Under conditions of increased load, fast carbohydrates can compensate for increased energy costs. That’s just the right way to deliver such carbohydrates inside the fighter, all the warring countries were different.

In the USSR, they did not bother with the question – sweet tea, compote, jelly, sweet cookies, and, if possible, dried fruits. It was not effective.

In Germany, everything was much more interesting. With chocolate military ration there was also a special chocolate. Of particular interest are two species. The first one is a cola-cola, ordinary chocolate that is seriously enriched with caffeine. This is not the kind of coffee you’re drinking. And the second – the so-called “chocolate tankers.” Plain chocolate with a large dose of pervitin or methamphetamine. For even greater vigor and increased. But, as we are well remember, methamphetamine is a synthetic drug that can be addictive. Yes, and othodnyaki are unpleasant. In short, the German tankers had a happy life. In the panzervaff. Just such episodes really happened.

As for the USA, everything was pretty interesting there too. It was light weight, it was light weight, and it was heat perfectly. As for the taste, it should have been “a little tastier than boiled potatoes”. It’s a bit different. army ration. Well, in general, it happened. MUCH turned out to be worse than planned, and the soldiers’ stomachs wouldn’t have to cope with the new type of chocolate. Flatulence, indigestion, diarrhea Moreover, it was even more difficult to crack it. So the fighters preferred to throw out this “reserve”.


There are still some battles. World War II. Moreover, there are some unscrupulous individual rivet “real life, food and beverage collectors.” Fortunately, these things look impressive. Well, as in the picture, which is higher. But in fact, it was not quite so.

On German canned food there has never been an imperial eagle. And they almost never decorated paper labels. And why is it necessary? At the time of shipment, you can easily get dirty, and even get dirty. Plus, it canned food “in oil”. All necessary information was stamped on a metal cover. Specified content, manufacturer number, date and weight. Also sometimes they put a mark “WEHRM”, which showed up the order.

Also, in addition to the military order, canned food. And now they could look like anything, including with colorful labels. But this is more than a rule.

Military history: How did the fighters of World War II eat?

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